A Dundalk woman became the victim of credit card fraud after thieves stole her bank details from her car parked at the Navvy Bank last week.
The woman, who wishes to remain anonymous, told The Democrat that she is warning the public to be vigilant while out walking.
The woman had left her car to go for a walk and returned to see that her windows had been smashed.
The thieves stole her handbag, which included several personal items and bank cards.
Unfortunately, the woman had just changed her bank pin code and had it written on notepad. The thieves then made their way to Newry to make a transaction.
A total of £161 sterling was taken from the account at a store in Newry. Gardai and the PSNI are investigating the incident.
The gardai believe that the thieves had been watching the area before they decided to prised the car.
Meanwhile, the woman told the Democrat that the public need to be vigilant.
She said: “People need to be careful where they park their car.
“I walk the Navvy Bank three times a week and this has never happened to me.
“It is a lovely area. People just have to be more vigilant and if they notice anything suspicious to contact the gardai.
The woman has been left shaken by the theft.
“I have never had anything robbed from me before. I had photographs in my bag that are twenty-years-old.
“They are personal items that can never be replaced. I feel like my privacy has been invaded.”
Anybody who may have seen anything suspicious around the Navyy Bank should contact Dundalk garda station 042-93 88 400.